"Hailing from Huntington Beach, California, the internet-savvy Karmelloz composes uplifting workout routines for a near-future. However, the jams he comes up with don’t require a dominant instructor, and won’t drain you in perspiration. The collection of calming club tracks named Bud Air rather envision a room of clean, white, streamlined costumes, all synchronized in pure tranquility. Archived in: dance music for individuals who don’t want to dance per se." - Non-Reality Inc.
"Karmelloz drowns the counter/pop/counter-cultural signifier of 'ecstasy' in the gravity of pastiche. no content. no reference. ether actualized." - Anxiety Generation (All We Do Is Juke)
"With a more up-tempo and energized sound than his previous releases, it retains their startling imagination."
- Adam Harper (for Electronic Beats)
"We’ve listened to this about 10 times now and we’re not entirely sure how to describe this release but its pretty fucking cool. Take a listen and let us know what you think…." - Future Flavor
"90s, african, aquatique, big beat, chillwave, cloud, dark, electro, expérimental, hip hop, kitsch, love, musique, psychédélique, religieux, trip hop, tropical, visual." - STOCK71
"This new set by KarmellOz is state-of-the-art post-trap/post-everything psychedelic chill-pop. From the swelling funky pulsations of 'Put Your Love Next To Me', to the Blade Runner-evoking saxophone ambience of 'Fuji Xerox Australia', Bud Air is consistently interesting and unpredictable; trippy non-conformist freshness... Fucking brilliant, really...This shit is essential." - anothercountryheard
"One of the few local albums that made this dude say, 'Whoa.' Homeboy has mastered late-night, midtempo pop, and channels it all through luxury mall speakers." - Willamette Week
"I'll still send Bud Air to some of my friends. It's dope."
released May 31, 2013
Produced, Engineered and Mastered by Karmelloz at home.
Cover Artwork by Mega Max
Alternate Edition Artwork by Iriki Raddlounge
Special thanks to Bobbi Dahl, Dj Uniique, Mega Max/Mega Dope Pop, and Iriki Raddlounge.